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Windows 7: XP Network with Win 7 PC


25 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
XP Network with Win 7 PC

I have a network currently running with 2 XP PC's. They can "see" each other and print to a printer attached to either one.

I bought a Windows 7 laptop that I can connect to the wireless network and access the internet just fine but I can't see either of the two XP machines or the printers attached. They all have the same workgroup name. Can you suggest anything I can try?

I should also say that I can "see" the Toshiba Laptop from one of my XP machines, but for some reason, I can't access it. I get a message about contacting the administrator for permission or something. (The message content is from memory as I am not in front of the machine right now)

Bob

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25 Jan 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bianson View Post
I have a network currently running with 2 XP PC's. They can "see" each other and print to a printer attached to either one.

I bought a Windows 7 laptop that I can connect to the wireless network and access the internet just fine but I can't see either of the two XP machines or the printers attached. They all have the same workgroup name. Can you suggest anything I can try?
Yes, you'll want to go into your network settings: Open Network Connections by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Network and Internet, clicking Network and Sharing Center, then click on Change Advanced Sharing Settings. There you will want to enable sharing and network discovery, etc. It has two sections of settings, one for a private home network and another for public or workplace network. Decide which you have and make the changes in the correct section. If you aren't sure then just make the changes in both sections.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bianson View Post
I should also say that I can "see" the Toshiba Laptop from one of my XP machines, but for some reason, I can't access it. I get a message about contacting the administrator for permission or something. (The message content is from memory as I am not in front of the machine right now)

Bob
I'll be honest, I'm not too familiar with xp. Or is the Toshiba the Win 7 computer you're talking about?
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